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Kahleah Copper's Bio

About Kahleah Copper

WNBA CAREER

2020 (Chicago)

  • Appeared in each game of the 2020 season, making 22 starts
  • Was one of three Sky players to start in every game (Vandersloot, Quigley)
  • Averaged career-highs in PPG (14.8), RPG (5.5), SPG (1.0) and APG (2.1)
  • Shot a career-best 49.6% from the field
  • Scored 20+ points on three separate occasions, the most in a single season in her career
  • Scored in double figures in 20 of 22 games
  • Averaged 31.3 MPG, a career-high and second on the Chicago Sky
  • Recorded a career-high four steals against Connecticut (8/8)
  • Produced a career-best six assists vs. Connecticut (8/14)
  • Posted a career-high 26 points against Indiana (8/22)
  • Played a career-high in minutes (37) against Los Angeles (9/6)

2019 (Chicago)  

  • Played all 34 games for the Sky off the bench in 2019
  • Averaged 6.7 PPG, 1.9 RPG and 14.8 MPG
  • Scored in double-figures on seven different occasions
  • In playoff play, she averaged nine points per game and 75% shooting, including 16 points in the Sky’s second-round competition against the Las Vegas Aces on Sept 15

2018 (Chicago)

  • Started in two out of 31 games played
  • Ranked third on the team in three-point percentage (37.5 percent)
  • Scored a then career-high 23 points in July 20 win against Dallas

2017 (Chicago)

  • Acquired by the Sky in a February 2017 trade with the Washington Mystics
  • Started in 10 out of 34 games played
  • Ranked sixth on team in scoring with 6.7 PPG
  • In games started, Copper averaged 10.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 50 percent shooting, and 20.5 minutes per game

2016 (Washington)

  • Drafted No. 7 overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2016 WNBA Draft
  • Started in three out of 30 games played
  • Ranked ninth on team in scoring with 6.2 PPG
  • Ranked fourth on team in rebounds with 3.1 PPG
  • Finished the season first overall in three-point field goal percentage (.467) and sixth overall in field goal percentage (.471)

INTERNATIONAL

  • 2020-21: Elitzur Ramla | Israel
  • 2019-20: InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow Wielkopolski | Poland
    • Earned FIBA’s Top Performer honors and was voted MVP when she dropped 33 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and grabbed four steals to kick start her team’s EuroCup campaign
  • 2018-19: OGM Orman Genclik Ankara | Turkey
  • 2016-17: Castor Braine | Belgium

COLLEGE (Rutgers University)

  • Ranked No. 3 on Rutgers’ career points chart behind only future WNBA stars Cappie Pondexter and Sue Wicks
  • Fourth Scarlet Knight woman to top 1,800 career points
  • 2015 (Senior)
    • All-Big Ten First Team pick (coaches and media)
    • One of 20 named to the Drysdale Award Watch List as nation’s top player.
    • Scored in double figures in 30 games.
  • 2014 (Junior)
    • Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) after being Rutgers’ leading scorer for second straight season
    • Was 7th in Big Ten in scoring. reached double-figure scoring in all but four contests; led Scarlet Knights in scoring in 15 games.
  • 2013 (Sophomore)
    • Named WNIT’s Most Valuable Player and First Team All-American Athletic Conf. Excelled twice against eventual NCAA champ UConn, putting up 20 and 22-pt. efforts vs. Huskies.
  • 2012 (Freshman)
    • Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL:

  • Kahleah Copper (born August 28, 1994) is a guard/forward for the Chicago Sky. She played college basketball at Rutgers. A McDonald’s All-American prep player at Philadelphia’s Prep Charter, she chose Rutgers in order to be closer to mom, Leticia, who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
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